Town hall 'Rich List' revealed

More than 2,500 town hall staff were paid over £100,000 last year, according to research. Details compiled by campaign group the TaxPayers' Alliance showed the number earning in six figures fell 11% in 2011-12.

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2,500 town hall staff paid over £100,000 last year

More than 2,500 town hall staff were paid over £100,000 last year, research has shown.

The town hall 'Rich List' has been released Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Despite the number earning in six figures falling by 11% between 2011 and 2012, 103 councils were still employing more staff on that level than before, the TaxPayers' Alliance said.

It added that one executive was handed almost £600,000.

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